POLIN Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

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POLIN Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

POLIN Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is the first and only museum dedicated to restoring the memory of the civilization created by Polish Jews in the course of a millennium.Museum's building faces the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw. The Museum completes the memorial complex. At the monument, we honor those who perished by remembering how they died. At the museum, we honor them, and those who came before and after, by remembering how they lived. As a museum of life, POLIN Museum engages with the present and opens out to the future. As an educational and cultural institution, the museum is dedicated to stimulating dialogue in the spirit of mutual understanding and respect. Museum's core exhibition is a journey through the 1000-year history of Polish Jews. Enter this theater of history where the story unfolds in acts and scenes as you walk. Immerse yourself in the story. Encounter those who lived in each period - their words are quoted throughout the exhibition. Enter the scene - a salon, tavern, home, church, synagogue, or schoolroom. There are surprises in drawers you can open, screens and objects you can touch, and much that you can see - artifacts, photographs, documents, and films. Each visit to the museum will be different. There will always be something new to inspire you!
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bobakpawel
Krakow, Poland1 contribution
Great
Nov 2021
Great, very interactive museum. Serious topic of the museum, but definetely I had fun! And well it is big, it's better to spend day or half here
Written December 4, 2021
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Sellest
Bushey, UK4,314 contributions
Very interesting museum
Nov 2021
Visited here last week with my son. I booked on-line before-hand and also purchased the audio guide (but there was no queue so I am guessing you would be OK just turning up and paying on the day). There is tons to see here so you really need a good 3 to 4 hours to get round everything (we only had 2 ½ hours, so we did not really have time to fully take everything in). The audio guide is good but seeing as the museum runs in one direction and there are explanations at every step of the way you may not necessarily need it. Well worth a visit
Written December 4, 2021
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oldtraveller63
Toronto, Canada185 contributions
Not to be missed!
Sep 2021 • Solo
Super super interesting. Good guidance with the audio tour. A bit difficult to reach from downtown even with a taxi and there are no taxis really waiting outside once you are finished.

Amount of people allowed at the same guarantees no crowds.
Written November 12, 2021
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Caroline
New York City, NY22 contributions
Beautiful museum
Oct 2021
One of my favorite museums I've visited. Beautifully curated and expertly designed. Such a necessary visit when in Warsaw.
Written October 11, 2021
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Anthi S
1 contribution
Best museum in Warsaw
Sep 2021 • Solo
One of the best interactive museums I have ever visited! And also the best museum in Warsaw! Definitely must visit. A very well presented history of Jews in Poland. It helped understand and empathize with their custom and culture.
Written October 1, 2021
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Zajączkowska
Krakow, Poland34 contributions
very interactive exhibition
Aug 2021 • Solo
One of the best museum I have ever seen. It is worth devoting about four hours to this museum. Time passes very quickly, especially at the end. I recommend buying an audioguide (PLN 12 for one), it makes sightseeing much easier. It took us 3 hours to go around the entire museum with an audioguide, but only because it was almost closing time. very interactive exhibition!
Written August 29, 2021
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Karolina T
3 contributions
Dissapointing.
Aug 2021
Overgrowth of form over content! The museum is chaotic, noisy, lacking organization. Poor narration of this place, shreds of non-interconnecting information written on the walls.
Written August 9, 2021
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Jacqueline W
Montreal, Canada248 contributions
Mixed feelings....
Jul 2021
I have mixed feelings about this museum. The intentions are good, to show the history of the Jews in Poland, but imho not good enough. The early galleries are interesting but confusing as it is not clear which is the correct direction to take to have a linear history. But there are interesting artifacts and information about the long history of oppression, repression, of Jews in Poland. It was the gallery relating to WW2 which was disturbing. The content was horrific, but given how Jews were basically eliminated in Poland, the home of Auschwitz, I felt the treatment of just another gallery was too shallow. Not enough emphasis was put on the horror, lives and families decimated, the rest of Polish society continuing with “life as usual” outside the Warsaw ghetto and concentration camp walls. And the next gallery, life in Poland for the remaining Jews after the war, was a little too cheery (despite the fact it mentions how, basically, no Jews wanted to remain in Poland post WW2. So...an interesting visit but the museum is a bit soulless and unfocused, in my opinion.
Written July 13, 2021
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ArabianPrincessQatar
Doha, Qatar72 contributions
Moving, beautiful and thought-provoking
Sep 2020
I visited this museum almost eight months ago and honestly I'm still thinking about some of the exhibitions I've seen. To be clear, this museum focuses on the history of jewish people in Poland and only a small proportion is dedicated to the holocaust. Neverthless it's a very powerful element. I learnt so much, it was fascinating.
Written May 6, 2021
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Danziger Snuffkin
Berlin, Germany133 contributions
Exhausting
Mar 2021 • Couples
Spent 5 hours there. The museum covers a broad range of topics and spans 1000 years of history; sadly, because of that, it feels overwhelming and there's a feeling that no topic is covered extensively. This probably should be 3-4 separate museums. Still, great insight into Jewish history in Poland that doesn't shy away from difficult topics (such as Polish antisemitism).
Written March 14, 2021
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